A Michigan native, LaMarr Woodley finished up his time on campus just before I started mine. Woodley was a linebacker at Michigan from 2003 to 2006. He was sometimes shifted around defensively to different positions and as a senior was recognized as a first-team All-Big Ten selection and first-team All-American. In 2007 he also became the first Michigan player to win the Lombardi award, which is given to the best lineman (offensive or defensive) in college football. His stellar college performance led to him being selected in the 2nd round of the 2007 NFL draft by the Steelers.
Woodley signed with the Cardinals a few weeks ago after 6 years with the Steelers and one with the Raiders, If you watched Super Bowl XLIII in 2009 you couldn’t miss Woodley, who forced a fumble with 5 seconds left to seal the Steelers victory. Off the field LaMarr has also donated his time and money to a variety of good causes. In 2012 when budget cuts to Saginaw (his hometown) Public Schools forced a $75 per student athletics fee, LaMarr stepped up and donated $60,000 to cover expenses for the entire district. There are unconfirmed reports that each student will also be receiving one of Woodley’s favorite chocolate eclairs with dulce de leche cream and strawberries.